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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
+8 # Deirdre of EternityMaisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-05-08 03:28
Hello there, L. J.! Hope you are doing well :)
I noticed that one of the new images in the gallery is of a girl called Deirdre from Eternity. Is Eternity a book you are planning to write someday?
Thanks a lot, be well.
Maisoon
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L. J. Smith
+9 # Hi MaisoonL. J. Smith 2011-05-08 12:39
Yes, exc65tly. It's not precisely another love triangle, but it does feature two vampire bad boys and a huuman girl who discovers on her 16th birthday that she is a hereditary witch who must train to master elements like sunlight and starshine. That nay soind sappy, but it's about as dramatic as Vampire Diafids.
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Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi
+3 # Hi L.J.Maisoon Al-Mahrouqi 2011-05-09 05:19
Cool! Thanks for answering, and the story sounds great, perhaps another best-seller!
When are you planning to write it?
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Jodie
+5 # HIYAH!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Jodie 2011-05-08 04:38
l.j. smith . I love your books. They are the best in the world. I was hoping you ( or anybody ) could give me the names of a few of your adult books. Im only 12 but a few days ago i finished pride and prejudice ( jane Austen ) and ive started reading Treasure Island ( Robert Louis Stevenson )so i'd say that i can read adult books. I heard the name wanderer mentioned.? I was also wondering about Deirdre from eternity. Is she going to be from Eternity: a vampire love story?

I think everybodys got there own opinion about what your characters look like. I couldn't tell you exactly what they look like. But from what they say, think and do i understand there character.

PLEASE NEVER STOP WRITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love ya books
From Jodie :D :lol: :-) ;-) 8) :o :P :roll:
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Emma
+2 # Books you should readEmma 2011-05-09 05:31
You don't have to read adult books, you can read teen books. L.J Smith wrote alot of great books, did you ever read them?
-Vampire Diaries
-Night World
-Secret Circle
-Forbiddin Game
-Dark Visions
etc.
They are really fabulas and I definatly think people should read them ;-)
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Candra
0 # RE: Books you should readCandra 2011-05-15 19:21
I have all of them except the vampire diaries and i can't buy them and was wondering if you know w site i can read them for free?
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Jodie
+6 # Random questions for lj smith!Jodie 2011-05-08 04:46
hi LJ!

here are some random questions!

If you could be a fruit what would you be?
If you could be a weather what would you be?
If you could Mary anybody in the world, who would you mary. ( any world, including book world)
What is your favourite country?
Do you have itunes?
Do you like bannanas?
Who is your favourite winnie the poo character?

These are completley random questions that i doubt any fan has asked you before. So for the sake of randomness please answer them!

Love you and your books!
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L. J. Smith
+8 # Hi JodieL. J. Smith 2011-05-08 11:54
I'm not sure this is what a Guestbook is for, but . . . I've never had one before.
So:

If I could be a fruit I'd be anything but a strawberry, which I'm allergic to.
If I could be weather, I'd be the first snowfall of winter.
If I could marry anyone in the fictional world it would be Sam Vimes (of many books by Terry Pratchett).
My favorite country is Middle Earth (which is where Lord of the Rings is set.
No, I don't but since I love music I think I should find out what they are.
I like bananananananan anas but I don't know when to stop spelling then (from a Terry Prachett joke)
As for Winnie-the-Pooh --well, in Strange Fate Sarah and one of her soulmates call each other Pooh and Tigger. So it has to be both.

See where randomj chaos gets you? :)
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Jodie
+6 # TVD on tvJodie 2011-05-08 04:51
LJ smith,
do you watch TVD on tv? 'cause thats how i found you and your books! I was watching it. Went into the library, looked up the vampire diarys , found it , read your name on the book and than i found out every other book you have written and read then.
I remember carring a night world book, a secret circle book and a stephine meyer , the host. I never even bothered reading The host. Your books were just so good. :D :lol: :-) ;-) 8) :o :P :roll:
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Jodie
+3 # LOVEEEEEEEEEEJodie 2011-05-08 04:56
i LLLLLLLLLLLLLLO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOVVVVVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVVEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Your books!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!111
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L. J. Smith
+4 # Hi JodieL. J. Smith 2011-05-08 12:00
Thank you so much for enjoying all my books. I truly appreciate it, from my heart. Too many people think that they could never like anything I wrote or am writing besides TVD. I'm very grateful to you for giving those other books a try.
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Sarah Elizabeth
+3 # Love TriangleSarah Elizabeth 2011-05-08 06:07
Dear L.J Smith,

I just wanted to say thank you for writing such a fantastic series that has brought joy to me and all of my fellow Vampire Diaries fans. I read that you have been "fired" from writing the next book, do you get any input on what happens? I just finished reading the last book in the Return trilogy and let me say it was superspectacula cular! Are their any intentions of Damon coming back? My favorite character by far is Meredith (since she is most like myself) is there any possibility of a Meredith, Bonnie and Damon love triangle?


~Sarah

P.S Do you watch the Vampire Diaries TV show?
P.S Is there any way you could post Phantom on your website the one written by you?
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L. J. Smith
+5 # Hi SarahL. J. Smith 2011-05-08 11:40
As I explain below, I wasn't exactly "fired"--even though I was the first to use this word. But, no, I will not have any input at all on the books from now on.

As for the show, yes, I now watch and enjoy it very much. I particularly like Ian Somerhalder (who doesn't?)

Sadly, no, I cannot post my version of Phantom. But the Phantom you'll see is a book written by me, just almost completely re-written by ghostwriters and editors.

But certainly it is possible to have a Meredith/Damon/ (Bonnie or Elena) love triange. I'm so delighted that you like Meredith, and I'm sorry I didn't answeer this part of your message earlier. Thank you so much for appreciating Meredith. You have good taste!
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Alyshia
0 # RE: Hi SarahAlyshia 2011-05-09 15:51
Is Alloy trying to make the new books tally more with the t.v. show? Is that what this is all about, getting fans of the t.v. show to like the books visa versa. I suppose it's really just about making the most money they can. I think this may backfire.
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Farah
+1 # But there is almost no connection...Farah 2011-05-11 02:47
I mean between LJ sotry and theirs, Like, I checked out the books from Stefan's views, but I really didn't feel like reading them because, first of all, it's a differet background,and they write about a Stefan that doesn't belong to the VD world I love, so Ithat's way I don't see the point of reading anythig about VD if it's not written by LJ.
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L. J. Smith
0 # Re: Making the books like the showL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 20:01
I was given no reason, but was emailed sn item from the press in which they said they wanted to make the books more like the show. It also mentioned the possibility of a backlash from readers.
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ash_lover
0 # i would love it if ur books ever made it to the moviesash_lover 2011-07-30 22:23
i think the night world series would be a great in movies because they hve actions and love stories(mostly) and other stuff...and btw i love ash redfern and morgead blackthorne... i love lj smith... and is there gonna be a coninuition of the huntress?? U ROCK :P :lol: :roll:
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mikey
+2 # why have a publisher?mikey 2011-05-12 23:09
Why on earth would anyone want to have a publisher if they can basically take away your book and have someone else re write it? I will never use a publisher for my books after hearing these horror stories. you can sugar coat it all you like but still its like theft. I will not read anything more unless its only written by you, not re written in anyway.
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RedEyedGirl
0 # Is it true?RedEyedGirl 2011-05-08 10:18
I heard that the publishing company fired you from continueing the Vampire Diary series and is making someone else do it. It's a rumor but still.
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Rachael
+2 # not a rumourRachael 2011-05-08 10:28
Quoting RedEyedGirl:
I heard that the publishing company fired you from continueing the Vampire Diary series and is making someone else do it. It's a rumor but still.


It's not a rumour. It's true She mentions it on her blog. I'm not going to buy or read Phantom because she hasn't written it.
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L. J. Smith
+4 # Hi RachaelL. J. Smith 2011-05-08 12:10
Actually I did write Phantom, but the ghostwriter and editors are all heavily rewriting it. I have no idea how it will come out, but I do know it won't be the book I wrote originally. So-actually, you're quite right.
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L. J. Smith
+3 # Hi RedL. J. Smith 2011-05-08 11:31
Actually, although I was the first to use the word "fired" it's not really accurate. Alloy made use of the fact that I signed a contract 20 years ago which gave them many rights an author would normally retain. This is called "work for hire," Then I fell into a loophole in another contract with Alloy (the contract for The Hunters) and that allowed them to hire a ghostwriter.
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Lucas
+2 # The Secret Circle scriptLucas 2011-05-08 12:57
I remember you wrote about you were going to read the script of the pilot of The Secret Circle. Have you read it? Did you like it? I was so happy that Britt Robertson was cast, because she's a great actress (you should see Life Unexpected, it's great!)
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Secret Circle ScriptL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 18:23
I still haven't been given it. The problem would amuse Joseph Heller, the author of Catch 22. I asked if instead of the clause that said I could make no comment about it could be changed to say that I could say something about it if what I said was good. This seems to have thrown a wrench into the machinery.
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Lena
+5 # I Wanted to Ask you ThisLena 2011-05-08 12:57
Hello, Lisa, I was just curious about the birthdays of your characters,I'm highly into astrology, and I wanted to know when exaclty were your characters birthdates? I'm especially interested in Damon and Elena...it seems to me like the were born under the fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius). Would you confirm this? By they way, I really love the Vampire Diaries, and I really regret that you aren't able to end it with Delena. They were always my favorite 100%. Don't give up on them because we Delena fans won't k? You are the writer and they can't take your stories away. I'm really looking forward to reading anything your write up someday. Maybe something in relation to dark and light couple. Thanks a dozen!
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L. J. Smith
+2 # Hi LenaL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 18:19
I'm afraid I don't know much about astrology, and since I'm a Virgo I'm not quite sure it works. :) But Elena's birthday is dictated by the books. I figured this all out oncem but can't find the file, so I'll just say: she had to have her birthday shortly after she retuned from being a spirit, which would mean late June or early July. (If that makes her a Moonchild; it's okay, because Elena is like an opal, fiery but cool, too.) And as for Damon, I always assumed he'd be a Scorpio (the scorpion, you know, being responsible for his wicked ways). But I could also see him as a fire sign. Stefan I've always though of as a Water-bearer, a gentle, helpful sign, although I don't know when that is. Bonnie would probaboly be a fire sign, too, and Matt something earthy and steady. Meredith would be a Virgo if it could be arranged, but at one point I think I say how much older she is than Bonnie,

Hope this helps!
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Lena
0 # LOVE IT!Lena 2011-05-13 22:47
Yes! that makes so much sense to me, thank you for your insight on the topic. I happen to be the Crab( born July 11th :) so I had to wonder if any of your characters were somewhat compatible with me. Oh no prob, astrology is not scientic and I completely understand why it can be misleading at times, but overall it's definitely helpful. Gives you some sort of insight about yourself. Birth charts go more into detail just a tip...and always almost is spot on. Thank you so much for everything! much love!
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Lena
0 # Oh By The WayLena 2011-05-14 22:12
I forgot to mention this but I agree with you about Damon being a Scorpio. He's got this fierce, passionate, seductive, emotional, and independent personality that the Scorpio has.It's perfect! He's secretive about his feelings...and he becomes jealous and obsessive when it comes to love. It's so true that Elena is a Cancer. It explains why Damon and Elena are so instantly drawn to each other. They have this intense, emotional, passionate attraction, but also an understanding and intense connection. They are genuinely in love!!! Cancer and Scorpio compatibility is the STRONGEST of Cancer and Scorpio compatibilities . Oh and the Water Bearer is the Aquarius zodiac. I always thought Stefan was a Taurus because of his stubborn nature, but then he's your character:) Bonnie seemed like a Gemini to me...but she makes a great Aries too. Matt could be a Taurus too. Meredith definitely is a Virgo but she could be a Capricorn too.
:lol: Thank You!!!
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Caitlyn
0 # CaitlynCaitlyn 2011-05-08 14:29
Is it true, is L.J Smith being fired? Why? I mean sure delena was getting started but anyone can see it is really all about stelena. Will the books keep going? Well atleast there is the show. But Damons really mean on that.Well somtimes he is nice. :cry: :D
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Lena
0 # RE: CaitlynLena 2011-05-08 14:53
Heres the thing about that, L.J. wanted a Delena ending. The people she works with didn't want that. So because she was under a contract that said that she didn't own the books, she was replaced with a ghostwriter to write the books with Stefan and Elena. Damon is truly a good guy with Elena. She changes him. There's something there and it can't be ignored even if they tried. And everytime their hands go near each other, there's this electric attraction between them, and it pulls them together. They were meant to be. Stefan couldn't be Elena's soulmate. Things can change within time and so does feelings. I think she could have realized that..it would have been a beautiful ending. Elena and Damon. Maybe they could have been angels or something...lik e a light angel and a dark angel..I don't know. Anything was possible. :-)
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Silvia
+5 # LENASilvia 2011-05-08 17:21
I think this should explain l.j
I think she had planned bamon development, Delena and more attention to character in phantom stefan

neck but said he wanted to end the game Delena :o
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tami
0 # delenatami 2011-05-08 15:47
hi i LOVE your books and you are an AMAZING writer! :lol: I dont know if you can answer this but if you had finished the books would you have elena and damon or elena and stefan? and in your Phantom, were there more delena scenes? Im sorry if these questions arent able to be answered! :-* thank you for the great books :roll:
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi TamiL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 18:30
I swear to God--no, on my guardian angek Mother, that I simply don't know what would have happened in the endgane. I have simply followed what the characters told me they did. And they won't say a thing about an ending. Maybe they drink that Water of Eternal Youth that Elena has and are eternally chasing eafh other around.
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Tami
0 # RE:delenaTami 2011-05-13 15:04
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANSWERING! THAT LITERALLY JUST MADE MY DAY SO MUCH BETTER! :lol:
and i love all of your books, especially Midnight! i was crying in the end, it was a very beautiful ending! And i think its so cool that you watch the show too! i am a big fan! and ive also read night world and secret circle and they are great too!
Thank you!!
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veronica
+7 # mexico bamonveronica 2011-05-08 17:28
I love to see a deleted scene from midnight on bamon would have been incredibly pleased with the books I'm glad you gave us more damon and bonnie I read many books and no couple has caused me the same effect also want to dye my red hair and me glad to be small :lol:

"launch a new version of" after hours "as promised?
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Danielle
+2 # Questions about Night World?Danielle 2011-05-08 18:17
Can I just say how much I LOVE your books? I was one of the winners of the Cassie's Unicorn Egg contest, and nearly squealed with delight at the fact that I now have an autographed copy of Secret Circle from you. And I have to say, even though I ADORE practically every series you've written (my sympathies got to you for losing your Vampire Diaries) my favorite series by you would have to be Night World. My favorite characters would have to be Ash, and Rashel. I was curious: Who was your favorite character in the Night World series? Which book was your favorite to write? I have to say, my favorite would have to be The Chosen. :) :-)
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L. J. Smith
+3 # Hi DanielleL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 18:50
It's nice to see a Night World fan out here; I'm glad you checked in. :) I have so many favorite characters, for so many reasons.

I love Poppy because now that I have faced cancer secondhand I marvel all the more at those who have the courage to endure it with no magic cures involved. I love Ash and all his sisters because they're so amusingly fey. (And ML for rescuing herself.) I love Hannah for her personality, and Thierry for his trials. I love Quinn and Rashel both, for their innate compassion and their incredible confidence. I love Jez for her temper, and Morgead for being able to accept a female leader.

I love Keller--and I may be the only one in the world who does--but that only makes me love her more. My poor self-imprisoned wild child who can't let herself go.

But if you have to pin me down to a couple, I'd say Ash and ML or Quinn and Rashel. Just don't give me too long to think about it.

Thanks for reading more than just TVD!
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Danielle
+1 # RE: Hi DanielleDanielle 2011-05-13 07:04
You're welcome. I really do love TVD too (in love withe the Salvatore brothers) but Night World was the first series I read from you and and will always be my fav. Funny that you said Rashel/Quinn and Ash/ML was your favorite couples, because they're mine too. :) (But I think I love Quinn/Rashel a bit more) Thanks for answering me. You made my day! :) :-)
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Danielle
0 # Thank you!Danielle 2011-05-13 18:19
Thanks so much for replying! Seriously, you made my day. :) I love TVD too (and the Salvatore brothers) but Night World was the first series I read from you and it is still my fav. Funny that you said Ash/ML and Rashel/Quinn are your favorite couples, because they're mine too. (Though I love Rashel/Quinn a bit more, The Chosen was my favorite in the series) Thanks again!
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sporty
0 # night worldsporty 2011-05-14 13:59
i love all da characters too, and love your shorts storys. loved da one about keller and rashel being twins, its a happy ending for keller.
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Estefania A.
0 # lol me 2!!!Estefania A. 2011-05-16 09:31
I agree with you Danielle when I read the Night World I realized how amazing those books are. L. J. you are honestly the best and I stalk your blog. Keep writing Strange Fate and don't let those idoit publishers get the best of you! :D I love Rashel and Keller and I always reread your short story about them. Quinn and Ash are my favorite male characters They rock so much!!! I thank you a thousand times for answering my email that time ;) . ur the best L. J.!!!
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sofia
0 # RE: Hi Daniellesofia 2011-07-30 15:24
Hi
I love keller 2 and ash is my fave
him and mary-lynette and are my 1st fave couple and character as nightworld was my 1st series
lol
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Laurel
+5 # Is it a rumor?Laurel 2011-05-08 21:05
Hello, Lisa. I personally will say you are one of my most favorite authors of all time. I’ve been reading your Nightworld series ever since I was a nine years old, and at eighteen years old now I still frequently go back to your books for inspiration (since I like to write sometimes), and also because I just simply enjoy them. They never get old for me. Anyway, I was recently circulating through videos on Youtube and came across a fan-made video for a cast call of actors and actresses that the maker of the video would like for your Forbidden Game series, and I saw a comment that you in fact will be writing another book for the Forbidden Game series? I was wondering if that was a rumor, or is it actually true. I’ve searched your website and Google but unfortunately, I haven’t come across anything indicating that this is true.
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L. J. Smith
+3 # Hi LaurelL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 19:55
Yes, as you'll see below I have the skeleton of a new Forbidden Game book--a book for older readers (but not R-rated). I wrote a little description below before I saw your question--sorry , I'm so glad you enjoyed The Forbidden Game.
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Sabrina
+3 # 'Her'Sabrina 2011-05-09 05:24
Hi, again. There's been a few debates on this and people always have different opinions. L.J. Smith, could you please settle it once and for all?

Midnight Quote: "But Elena had her bearings now. She was glad, so glad, that in the end Damon had died to save Bonnie. Elena herself needed no more proof of his feelings about her. She would always love Damon, and she would never allow anything to diminish that love."

Who's the 'her' that she talks about in the third sentence? Some say that it's Bonnie, and others say that it's Elena. Which is it?
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brittany
0 # RE: 'Her'brittany 2011-05-12 18:48
I know! I was wondering the same thing! At first I thought Elena was talking about Bonnie but then I got to thinking about it and it seemed like she was talking about herself! So confusing!! lol
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L. J. Smith
+7 # HI SabrinaL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 19:12
The her in that sentence is Elena. But it says nothing that you don't already know. You know Elena loves Damon: she's thought it, worried about it, and finally said it.

The punch is in the line before it. Elena, the once-selfish Ice Princess--is glad that Damon loved Bonnie enough to give up his existence for Bonnie.

Let me say that once again. Elena knows that Damon loved Bonnie enough to give up his life for her.

But she, Elena, also knows that she would always love Damon and would never let that love diminish. Elena can't know things that are thoughts in Bonnie's head. She can't know that Bonnie will not let Bonnie's love of Damon diminish. And she can't quantify Damoh's feelings for her versus his feelings for Bonnie. All she can do is know that Bonnie did a Good Thing in leaving locks of both their hair on Damon's chest as he died, and that would seem to say a lot itself.
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veronica
+2 # L.J smithveronica 2011-05-13 11:26
I'm glad he did that with Damon bonnie
that happiness she influence her back I hope you respect the ghost writer "when you feel your dismissal"

But what has to do bonnie on damon hair? if you comin with elena although she is the witch is confusing bonnie is the one with the power to return
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Noemi
+1 # #HerNoemi 2011-05-14 15:04
Hello Lisa love love love your books! im very sad that you will not continue to write the Vampire Diaries, I would have loved for your ending not a ghost writers. On the topic of #HER as far as it comes to Damons love for Bonnie. Is his love for Bonnie a romantic love or more like brotherly protective love, I am asking this because the way you wrote/expressed Damons love for Elena which is obviously what every woman in this world wants vs. his relationship with Bonnie which I understood it as a brotherly over protective friendship. I didnt see any chemistry as far as Damon being in love with Bonnie. My question is can you please describe his feelings towards Bonnie is he in love with her too or is it a friendship & him feeling the need to protect her? Please answer Im really confused. Thank You
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Last_Kiss
+8 # FROM PolandLast_Kiss 2011-05-09 07:28
Hi L.J. Smith :) Greetings from POLAND :D We love you there :*

I really like the way you writing soo gentel,yet full of emotions and dramatic - simply just awesome :) There's always dark and light line for characters to cross over again and it makes them so realistic :)

I won't be original I have questions for you with hopes you will answer :):

WHat do you think about Bamon bond?

I'm not asking if you want them to end up together or not, but to describe it :)

After Midnight I'm pretty confused... he saves her, leaves her, says sorry but still hurts her...

Will we ever find out what child Damon forget to say to Bonnie? Is it important?

Thank you for reading this:) I'm with you with my heart :)
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L. J. Smith
+7 # Re: Hi from PolandL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 19:44
Thanks so much for writing to me, and also for your many kind words and senriments. I'll try to answer your questions.

I think that the bond between Damon and Bonnie is that of a young man who is fond of what he has always considered a child-woman, but suddenly discovers is a woman-child. She is not all the way grown up yet, but she loves and trusts and forgives Damon. That's why the bad treatment in Midnight. Damon hurts Bonnie, but she continues to forgive him, making a shocked Elena wonder if Bonnie is more of a woman than Elena is. On Damon's side, the best description of what he sees in Bonnie is when he first meets her, in "After Hours" which I have edited and will put up soon (along with something for Delena fans; Stelena will have to wait a bit).

Midnight--I just covered this. Damon treats Bonnie pretty badly. He also treats Elena badly. But since his motto seems to be "You only hurt the one you love" that doesn't mean much. To me, it looks as if Damon is fighting off his feelings for Bonnie.

Well, you certainly would have heard more from the child Damon in response to Bonnie, but now I have no idea. I'm not writing any more of the books, unfortunately. Oh, well, maybe someday. Somehow ...

But as for what the child Damon forgot, it was to call Bonnie "Redbird," the nickname Damon gave Bonnie when he first met her.
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Last_Kiss
+3 # Thank youLast_Kiss 2011-05-13 07:10
Thank you for reply to my comment :)
It means a lot for me, especially because I'm pretty far away from US and It's so great to have an answer right from you - I almost cry from joy.

Thank you!!!

I'm always impressed when I read your books how characters are so natural, funny, sometimes making good or bad decision I love their journey to find out what is most important in life : love - in diffrent colours, ways when they must choose other person good.

Thats way I hope Bonnie is important step in Damon journey and I will keep my thumbs up that their uniq bond will last till the end even if it will only be friendship.

Now I start to think which pet name Bonnie would call Damon?

Anyway I just want to thank you from deep in my heart :)
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veronica
+2 # bonniey damonveronica 2011-05-13 11:29
lj great response makes me more than happy feelings are so beautiful bamon surprised me and I began to think the phrase
"Damon hurts those who most love"

bamon always but as friends only because they would no longer be our epic love story
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Ann
+2 # Night WorldAnn 2011-05-09 09:49
My daughter, Erin, and I, were wondering if you were going to write anymore Night World stories? We enjoyed them very much and have been waiting to see if there would be anymore?
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kendra c.
+1 # RE: Night Worldkendra c. 2011-05-11 13:40
she is writing strange fate but idk when its comming out because she hasnt finished it yet
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bronniex
+2 # huntressbronniex 2011-05-09 10:48
I have to do a book report for an english assesment :lol: i'm doing night world huntress, its my fav book ever!!! :lol:
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Bella Sky
+1 # RE: Guestbook 12Bella Sky 2011-05-09 11:10
Hi. First, i would love to say i love reading your books. It grabs my attention fast and can't stop reading the book once i start. I have to do a report on my favorite book. And a bunch of titles came to my head. But none were ones that i have read a lot of times. So i decided to do one over the Vampire Diaries. There are so many things i didn't know about, so i had to tell my friend. She was surprised. I'm hoping the essay will make people want to read the books. :)
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi BellaL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 13:55
Er . . . Bella? Anyway, thank you. ♥
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lauren
+1 # misslauren 2011-05-09 11:55
hello LJ Smith i was just wondering when strange fate is coming out as a book because ive been wanting to read it for the past year and a half and still havent seen it x
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notb
+8 # talesnotb 2011-05-09 14:38
Hey LJ. *-* I just loooove your books so much! I ship Bamon so hard, and you know if you wanted to give us another tale like after hours, which is like the bamon bible, you know we wouldn't compain...kkk Seriously now, you're an amazing writer and woman, me and my friends all admire your extraordinary job. I love you so much !
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L. J. Smith
+6 # Hi NothL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 13:53
Well, I'll be posting the re-written "After Hours" soon (my God it was filled with so many mistakes it really needed a good dusting!) and I hope you enjoy it. I will also post a cut scene for Delena fans. I know you guys don't mean to, but you make my work on new Vampire Diaries shorts so hard, like walking on eggshells. I know, I know, I started it all! But if ever get a minute of spare time I'll tell you about Bonnie and Damon's second meeting.
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adrianna
+1 # RE: Hi Nothadrianna 2011-05-14 15:18
Quoting L. J. Smith:
Well, I'll be posting the re-written "After Hours" soon (my God it was filled with so many mistakes it really needed a good dusting!) and I hope you enjoy it. I will also post a cut scene for Delena fans. I know you guys don't mean to, but you make my work on new Vampire Diaries shorts so hard, like walking on eggshells. I know, I know, I started it all! But if ever get a minute of spare time I'll tell you about Bonnie and Damon's second meeting.


Bonnie and Damon second meeting! it would be awesome!!!! thank you
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Silvia
+1 # WOWSilvia 2011-05-14 18:01
bonnie and would be a dream reunion damon second algregar you just told me the day is over the week :lol:
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Brandi Shearer
+1 # Question about your next bookBrandi Shearer 2011-05-09 14:53
I just got done reading Stefan's Diaries, The Craving. Is your next book coming out called The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters?? Do you have a weblink that I can find out when it will be released?? By the way I too love your books. PLEASE keep them coming.

Thank you,
Brandi Shearer
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi BrandiL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 13:46
Sorry, but I don't write "Stefan's Diaries." An anonymous gthostwriter does. Nor will I be allowed (because of my original contract) to write more Vampire Diaries books. I am, however, finishing Strange Fate, the epic saga that ends the Night World series, and working on several other books--one called Eternity: A Vampire Love Story.
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PJ
-2 # Question about Damon/Elena in PHANTOMPJ 2011-05-09 14:57
Hi, LJ :-)

I was wondering about the Damon and Elena dream sequence that we got a sneak peak of in Stefans Diaries. I was wondering if you wrote that sequence or a ghostwriter did since it still has some of your original scenes that they didn't edit out completely.

Please get back to me on this, as I'd really like to know! Damon and Elena are my favorite part of your TVD series and I'd like at least one last scene in Phantom by the ORIGINAL writer to remember them by :sad:

Thank you. Take care xx
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Phantom TeaserL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 13:42
Sorry, but if you look at my reply to Alec's question below, you'll see that the teaser is a mixture of my work and the ghostwriter's.
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Christina S
+1 # HelloChristina S 2011-05-09 16:55
Hello L.J.

I was reading The Secret Circle today, which is one of my favorite books, and I have a question! Of course, I'm pretty positive you have nothing to do with how the book is presented and published, but why did they break up the three books like they did? It is three books just like The Forbidden Games, Night World, and Dark Visions, so I was just wondering why they decided to split the middle book like that. If compared to how the other series were re-published I would think that they would put all three books together instead of the split.

I know, it's kind of a silly question, but for some reason it got me wondering.

Oh, and, I was reading and saw that you mentioned Bridget Bishop in the book. So, being me, I looked her up just for fun, and was happily surprised to see that she is exactly who you said she is :-) the Salem witch trials have always fascinated me.
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L. J. Smith
+3 # Hi ChristinaL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 13:38
I did massive research for The Secret Circle. I went to Salem and all up and down the coast with a friend and toured a school which of course I used as a model for the school in TSC. Although I made up the spells for the grimoire I based them on genuine spells--until Alloy's lawyers insisted that anything I put in the book be safe to eat. Even if the spell was one to apply externally or throw on a fire, the herbs had to be safe to ingest. So I changed them all to make sure that no one could harm themself if they were so foolish as to eat the things mentioned.

I spoke with real witches (practitioners of Wicca, which has absolutely nothing to do with devil worship) and I roamed around real cemetaries and I really did find a mysterious mound which gave me the idea for Black John's burial. I also studied what ancient lore said about stones and gems, rode double on a motorcycle, and used a poem I had written at fourteen for Cassie's fire poem. I tried to be accurate to the nth degree!

My publishers broke up the trilogy to make two books out of it because of the success of packaging Vampire Diaries that way. However, they had only three books, not four, and that's why the middle book is broken into two parts.
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Christina S
0 # AmazingChristina S 2011-05-14 17:07
You are amazing, fantastic, spectacular, awesome, astonishing, remarkable, wonderful, extraordinary, incredible, marvelous, outstanding, phenomenal, brilliant, etc...

You put so much thought into your work! I can't believe how much studying you put into it. I give you a standing ovation! My goodness, you are my hero.
:-)
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Alec
-2 # PhatomAlec 2011-05-09 17:30
At the end of Stefan's Diaries Vol.3: The Craving there is a sneak peak of Phantom. It is Elena, she is dreaming that she is at Bloddeuwedd's palace and Damon is there. But she is no you can't be here you are dead. She wakes up and there is a crow on her window, she says Damon and the bird flys away. Iwas just wondering if that is some thing you wrote because The Vampire Diaries are the best books i ever read.I really wish they pupbilsh your copy of Phantom. Midnight is my fav book of all time.Thank you for writing the best books ever.
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi AlecL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 13:21
That sneak peek is a mixture of my writing and the ghostwriter's. The heart of it is mine, the bit about them loving each other forever, but the intro, in which Elena walks on spongy grass that crumbles beneath her feet is the gthostwriter's. So is Damon smirking lazily.
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Alec
0 # THANK YOU, Eternity: A Vampire Love Story.Alec 2011-05-15 19:24
Thank you for the answer, i really love that you talk to your fans. And will Eternity: A Vampire Love Story be a stand alone novel or a series if the book gets wrote?
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Alyse
+1 # RE: Guestbook 12Alyse 2011-05-09 18:32
hey lisa,
i was wondering why you wright about the supernateral? (sorry sbout the spelling) and where you get your ideas? :b
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Talia
-5 # I love your booksTalia 2011-05-09 18:57
HI!!!My name is Talia. I am a huge fan of yo ur books the vampire diaries. Right now I am reading Stephans diaries volume 2. I have one question for you. Please take it seriously. Do you belive in Vampires? I do and because of you I am inspired to dedicate my whole life reasearching vampires thats all. Please right back. :-)
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Jasmijn
+2 # RE: I love your booksJasmijn 2011-05-10 10:04
She didn't write Stefan's Diaries....
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L. J. Smith
+2 # Hi TaliaL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 13:17
I think I'll take the fifth on that question. :)
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Maria
0 # Hello L.J,smithMaria 2011-05-09 23:14
I just wanted to say that I love all of your books and have them all.
my Favorite series is the Vampire Diaries and I just love Damon and Elena with all of my heart this is the first time that happened to me with a couple. I wanted to ask you when you wrote Delena scenes when were you thinking about what images you have for Damon and Elena couple?
I will always believe that Damonn and Elena belong together and I wanted to ask you if Damon and Elena had time to be together which couple could they be?
I am sorry if I have mistakes I am from Israel and English isn't my native language.
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi MariaL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 14:10
Your English is superb! Thank you so much for reading all my books! That is a huge compliment. If I could have one wish, it would be to get all Vampire Diaries readers to try my other books.

I wrote the Delena scenes because that's what the characters were doing at that time, in real life. I couldn't make the trilogy called The Return any differently if I tried. I just did my best to follow the characte3rs and report on what they did. Shadow Souls wrote itself, as did Midnight. There is definitely feeling between Elena and Damon (she destroyed a planet for him) but there are feelings between Bonnie and Damon as well. It's another love triangle.

And they haven't finished the story yet. So, I don't know the answer. I'm so sorry.
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Jasmijn
+1 # The Vampire DiariesJasmijn 2011-05-10 07:04
Dear L.J. Smith,
I love your books and still can't get over the fact that you are not writing TVD anymore. Thank you so much for creating the best books ever with so much emotion!
I'm not trying to be biased or anything but if the whole series ends with Elena staying with Stefan, it's just gonna be another version of Twilight where the good girl ends up with the 'perfect' guy. I mean people make mistakes. I think this whole series should be about forgiving, giving chances and realizing your true love by knowing the good and bad in them. Damon has done alot of bad things and sometimes over something stupid, but that's what makes the story interesting. Nobody's perfect but they can change. I love Delena, and think that there wouldn't be a meaning for TVD without them. This is Elena's story, of how she is first thorn by two men, stays strong and eventually finds her true love, and not Bonnie's. Although i love Bonnie too.
Jasmijn :cry:
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Jasmijn
+1 # RE: The Vampire DiariesJasmijn 2011-05-10 07:06
Well.... Maybe i am being biased.... But this is my opinion.
I'm going to do everything in my power to get you writing again. This just isn't fair!!!!! :cry:
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L. J. Smith
+2 # Hi JasmignL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 14:34
What an unusual and lovely nane you have! May I steal it? I get my best names from readers.

As for the series ending with Elena and Stefan--well, I was told unequivocally that Elena must realize that Damon is just a physical infatuation and that Stefan is her true love. I think that is why the ghostwriter is now writing the books. II didn't acquiesce to this. It wasn't what the characters weer telling me was going on. They were telling me that both Elena and Bonnie had serious feelings for Damon and that while they thought he was dead they should grieve deeply, and even find some comfort in each other's company. Just as the three girls were something like Damon's "co-wives" in Shadow Souls, they should share their grief eith Mrs. Flowers and each other. Mrs. Flowres could even give them some slight hope that Damon's soul was not extinguished when he seemed to die and the Celestial Court wouldn't help bring him back.
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Jasmijn
0 # RE: Hi JasmignJasmijn 2011-05-15 04:51
Thank you :lol: !! You may steal my name, but Jasmijn is just Dutch for Jasmine, the flower. It is very common in here in The Netherlands. Americans find it very hard to pronounce, so they just call me Jasmine.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT!!!! I never had a comment from you before :lol: !
And Thank you for clearing that up for me!!! I get the whole situation now!! I guess i'm not very open for Bamon, it just isn't the same for me......
Jasmijn
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Falah S.
0 # Hi LJ :DFalah S. 2011-05-10 10:06
Hi LJ :)
I love your books so much! they are what got me hooked on reading , I'm so invested in the characters , I have read all the VD books , secret vampire and currently Secret circle . You have an amazing and lovely style of writing Im so impressed sentence after sentence !
I have emailed you 2 times , and I'm embarresed writing this now . I can feel everything the characters are feeling by how you write it ! i can never let the books down! I bought Midnight twice ( on my ipad and the hard copy) just for possesion that's how devoted i am! I want to know how and where i can get a signed copy , or if i can send my book and have it signed ? and is there any way we could help get you back on VD? or is there a chance that you can go back to VD?
Thanks for all you work , much appreciated
You most devoted fan in Qatar (middle east)
Falah S Al-dosari
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Lauren
+1 # heeyLauren 2011-05-10 10:09
heey i love the vampier diaires. I am a big fan :)
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Jessika
+2 # RE: Guestbook 12Jessika 2011-05-10 16:10
heyi :) i'm so sorry but my english isn't very good... i just want to say thank you so much... you're the author of my heart! i love your books and the caracters they are fantastic amazing great i can't describe it they became a part of myself and my life... sometimes The Vampire Diaries are my real world, i forget about the problems in school or in my family your books help me to ragain my strenght sometimes they gave a boost to my confidence and inspire me... well, just thanks
oh and yes the problem with your contract... in my opinion VD was your child and you raised it up for about 20 (?) years :cry: they ought to be ashamed of themselves... but i will support you! ever and if it's your opinion to give up the ,,fight'' ;-) it's ok xD greetings from Germany
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Rian
0 # Cte interview.Rian 2011-05-10 17:34
Hey, i'm a bif fan, i beat you get that alot, well anyways i have a CTE project about carear's and such, well i have a few quistions for u. Did you always want to become a writer? did you go to college for being a writer? was it worth it? do you like writing? thanks Rian.
ps. PLEASE WRITE BACK!!!!!
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paola
0 # i have to know!paola 2011-05-10 18:43
where did you get your inspiration to make julian from The forbidden game from?
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Eideann
0 # How would LJ have ended TVD?Eideann 2011-05-11 02:55
I just wanted to know how LJ would have ended TVD if she were allowed to complete the series. Her writing style is so incredible and her imagination is priceless. I have read a lot of vampire teen/adult books and hers are by far the most creative. All the magic and the fantasy dimensions are so clever and I am so sad to know she will no longer be a part of TVD. So, now that she is under no legal obligation to keep secrets, does anyone know how the series was supposed to end according to her? I have fallen so in love with the characters and want to know how she intended their tale to end.
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Eideann
0 # RE: How would LJ have ended TVD?Eideann 2011-05-11 03:07
so I went back a few guestbooks and found a post from LJ herself saying she would not release any of her ideas in hopes that in the future maybe someday she will be allowed to write TVD again----keepin g my fingers crossed! and not to be terribly bitter but I do believe Harper is going to realize they made a HUGE mistake when their book sales are next to non-existant when the ghost writers TVD books come out.
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Eideann
+6 # How do you disconnect?Eideann 2011-05-11 03:21
I forgot to ask one of my most important questions! When I read your books and a lot of other books, I get so caught up in the characters and story that I can walk around for days thinking about it. How as the author do you disconnect yourself from the fantasy and back to reality? As a reader, I have a hard enough time but I cannot even imagine having to do so as an author!
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi beautifully-nam ed EideannL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 20:10
You don't disconnect. Not while driving or bathing or doing anythihng that doesn't demand one hundred percent of your attention. There is always part of you making up a bit on this or that story. Which is why I have so many books to write after I finish Strange Fate.

Thanks for asking this astute and pertinent question. May I ask ohe of you? Does everyone call you by your full name all the time? Is there any diminutive?
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Eideann
0 # RE: Hi beautifully-nam ed EideannEideann 2011-05-15 21:55
I am literally so shocked and happy you actually took the time to read what I wrote and respond! this is the coolest thing ever! Words cannot even describe the smile on my face! Thank you for answering my question- and I am so excited to hear you have lots of book ideas!!! To answer your question, yes everyone calls me by Eideann which is pronounced e-den, my mother got it from the Garden of Eden in the bible, but Eideann is the irish spelling. My entire full name is Eideannrose! lol and then I have a middle name! but Eideann is difficult enough for most so I keep it at that :)

Thank You again so much and I am still holding out hope you will get to return to the Vampire Diaries ::fingers crossed:: Thank You for creating these amazing stories and allowing me to get lost in them, you are truly one of the most talented writers of this time!!
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Eideann
0 # RE: RE: Hi beautifully-nam ed EideannEideann 2011-05-15 22:05
p.s

"eden" means paradise, perhaps in the future you may find a need for a character by the name...but it would be so much cooler if it was with my spelling :-p
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Kait.
+2 # Fan!!Kait. 2011-05-11 07:23
HeyLJ,
Not trying to force anything but i just wanted to say... keep doing what your doing. Ilove all your stories and look forward to reading more from you in the future. Your books have made me realize how much i really love to write. I hope i can be an author some day just like you.
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi KaitL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 20:13
Thank you. You can become a much better author thah I am if you try. :)
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Red Haired Amy
+5 # bamon?Red Haired Amy 2011-05-11 12:04
Hi L.j, firstly I love your books to pieces and beyond. But I was kinda wondering any possiblity of you posting the bonnie and damon after hours on this site and or if your not to busy writing another Bamon fanfic? i would love it if you did! also just one question if you had been continuing the hunters triology would you have put bonnie and damon together? and brought alaric back for meredith? xxxx
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L. J. Smith
+4 # Hi AmyL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 20:19
I've already explained that the characters have not told me what the end-game would have been. But yes, "After Hours" is going up again in the next few weeks. While I was editing it I realized just how much Bamon I had put in this series. I hadn't kept track of it all, so I have only myself to blame for any fan wars.
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veronica
+2 # l.jveronica 2011-05-13 11:34
misunderstood or have our new version of after hours?
woooooooooow that emotion
thanks L.j
After hours is like the bible bamon
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Angela
+1 # complimentsAngela 2011-05-11 12:54
I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your books.Eventhoug h I am a 30 yr old woman. I am glad that there will be more. Although I dislike the fact that you will not be writing the remainder of the books.
I also love the series.I only wish it was more like the books. Is there a possibility of a movie based on the books? I would love to see that!
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Hannah
+1 # My BookHannah 2011-05-11 16:28
I have started writing my own book based off of your Night World series. It is about 15 pages long now and I'm not finished yet but I've been told that it's good. I'm held in the suspense of waiting for Strange Fate to come out. I'm hoping for it to come out soon so that I finally know how everything turns out. I love the series and am hoping to finish my book soon. I'll tell about it when I do finish.
Sincerely,
Hannah(like Hannah Snow)
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Jeanne
+2 # EternityJeanne 2011-05-11 19:03
I just read about a new book? A new triangle?! I am SO totally stoked!!! I can't wait to hear more! Thank you so much L.J for keeping on with the keeping on! GO GIRL!!
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Lawren
0 # Really!?Lawren 2011-05-11 23:07
What is it about and where can I find this book? Do tell please, please.
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L. J. Smith
+4 # Re: EternityL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 17:49
Eternity: A Vampire Love Story is the book I'm hoping to write after I finish Strange Fate. It is about Deirdre MacKenna, a girl who has just turned sixteen the day the book begins, and who doesn't realize that she has a herutage of witches, who only receive their powers, or learn about their history, at age sixteen.

That night there are unkind remarks at Deirdre's birthday party and she who is both sensitive and impulsive, runs away to her favorite spot by Eternity Lake, Spirit Rock. It's there that she meets one of two vampires who are going to change her life--completel y. Calling on the power of Air for the first time, speaking a spell in Latin as if she understood it, and banishing the first vampire for at least a few hours are the signs that she's coming into her powers as a witch. So is the invisible charm of clear crystal (to represent air) that appears on an invisible necklace that she can't take off. If she is to follow her training she can master elements as strong as moonlight, but at the same time she is putting her life in danger,

for in this world, where vampires are almost exclusively make and witches are only female, a powerful vampire Lord Sable already wants her dead. As for his two young proteges that he sends to enslave or kill her--well, that doesn't quite work out the way Sable planned and we have another love triangle.

There's much, much more to this saga, but you can see Deirdre, with her wide-soaced gray eyes and her hair so dark a red that it is almost purple, in Jan Sovak's movie (the top one) on the Home Page.
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Lawren
0 # Sweet!Lawren 2011-05-13 20:45
Thanks for replying I really appreciate the time spent. That sounds really interesting, I can not wait to read it.
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sophia
0 # RE: Guestbook 12sophia 2011-05-12 03:07
Hi

EMERGENCY

i want 2 enter the competition regarding midnight ommercial but im in the uk.
WHERE CAN I WATCH THIS?
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi SophiaL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 17:53
I'm so sorry. The commercial, short as it is, will only be seen in the U.S.A. But the Midnight Jewel Box Contest is open to all, and it includes a Tiffany necklace for $1000, as well as the jewel box of your choice if you are the Grand Prize Winner.
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Vicki
+1 # RE: Hi SophiaVicki 2011-05-12 18:19
i saw 2 commercials, but i dont know which one the contest was talking about
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sophia
0 # vickiesophia 2011-05-13 10:42
hi

thanx 4 replying, the competition is over but there are 3 words said des anyone know as i am very curious?
thanx again
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L. J. Smith
+2 # The three wordsL. J. Smith 2011-05-13 11:40
The three words were "can't get enough...?" And then they showed Midnight. That was it. Really. :)
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Vicki
-1 # RE: The three wordsVicki 2011-05-13 12:14
omg! i cant believe i was right!!! i really hope i'll win :D
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sophia / sofia
+1 # compsophia / sofia 2011-05-13 12:32
hi vic

Hope u do
Plaese Pray 4 Me In Other Competions
This Is L.J. Smith Sisterhood!
to show kindness 2 each other
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Vicki
+1 # RE: compVicki 2011-05-13 13:16
lol thnx! i hope u do win in one of the contests.
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sophia
-2 # MIDNIGHT COMMERCIAlsophia 2011-05-12 03:15
HI
EMERGENCY

Im in the uk, were cani watch the competition commercial 2night?
thanx
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sophia
+2 # release / forbidden gamesophia 2011-05-12 03:41
Hi L.J + Crew

Just wondering if the NEW Forbbiden Game Book has been written or how far along ...
So exited as I LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LLOVE JULIAN, I picked up my old dog - eared copy of this book and 8-9 yrs later im sill crying!
Who Carves His Name In?
AND SNAP - when i heard of another book in this series i thought " what if Julian Comes Back And Jenny Is About To Marries Tom, WHAT THEN ?
And thats what the wonderful l.j.smith did/thought
LOVEEEEE HERRRRRR / uuuuuuuuuuuuu

ALSO Can You L.J Let Us Know
what order are your new books being released + which publisher?
i.e.
strange fate
forbidden game
new vamp book etc
And Finally THANK YOU, I READ YOUR BOOKS, I LIVED!
best wishes
sofia
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miller
+1 # oh my goshh!miller 2011-05-12 16:02
Theres 3 books. Are you saying theres going to be a fourth!?!?! If so im really exxited! I loved those books and julian too! The picture in my head of him is amazingly cute:) plus he really likes jenny and is totally good for her! Please someone comment back with an answer to if theres going to be a fourth or not! Please and thankyou
Miller
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sofia
+2 # forbidden gamesofia 2011-05-13 01:10
hi miller

yes there is a fourth but it will published after strange fate.
So have patience and read l.j. comments underneath ur entry!
lol
sophia
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L. J. Smith
+13 # Hi Julian fans--L. J. Smith 2011-05-12 17:24
Yes, there are three small books of The Forbidden Game. The fourth will be a big book, equivalent to the three small ones, I think.

The basic idea is that Julian has his name carved once more on the Staff of Life by a mysterious girl, and he immediately heads for the house of his true love, Jenny--who is due to marry Tom within the week. But Julian pulls off his most magical feat of all, stashing Tom in a world of Primal Ice and brainwashing all of Jenny's friends and family to believe that he--not Tom--is her boyfriend from third grade. There are pictures everywhere showing them together at dances and picnics and even Dee believes that Julian has grown up with them all. Moreover, Julian wants to play Games with Jenny all the time, sometimes to protect herself, sometimes to free a friend's mind of the brainwashing. It's all new games and more mature situations, but it's not an R-rated book. As for when it will come out--well, Strange Fate comes first. When that is finished mayge I'll take a poll. But thank you for your interest in Julian. I'm sure he'd like to play a Game with you.
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sofia
+2 # Julian Update Thanx 2 L.Jsofia 2011-05-13 07:30
HI L.J

LOVE U ALOT!

THANK YOU FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART FOR REPLYING AND INFORMING ME JULIAN IS BACK...
AND I WILL LOVE TO PLAY A GAME WITH HIM 2...

My Life Has Meaning Now That I Have communicated With U.

Who Says There Is No Magic?
Im 25yr old, Who As A Eleven yr old girl,
Read All The
Nightworld
Forbidden Game
Dark Visions
Vampire Diaries
Books Over And Over Again And Now L.J Hersef,In Another Country Has Aknowledged My Existence / Love / Admiration 14 yrs Later.
PS
Just Wanted U 2 Know I'm Attempting To Be A Writer Due To Your Inspiration But Find It Hard At Times.
Any Suggestions?
LOL Sofia [ pronounced Sophia, maybe a name 4 a new character - means wisdom and more in diffrent languages]
I WOULD DIE IF U USED MY NAME IN YOUR WORK, CEMENTING MY LOVE IN FAN HISTORY!
An Old Soul Fan Sofia
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L. J. Smith
+4 # Hi Sofia--L. J. Smith 2011-05-13 11:47
Okay, so I'll use Sofia sometime soon. Er...do you mind if you're a villain? Or maybe a witch? I wouldn't want to offend you. :)
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sophia / sofia
+1 # L.J REPLY Namesophia / sofia 2011-05-13 12:23
Hi Again

Oh My God L.J. :lol:
I've literally spoken to you L.J. 3 x over the course of 2 days and now iv'e won the lottery... [with a name choice!]
You can make me a villain OR witch, however You Prefer.
LOVE UUUUUUUUUUUUUUU U ALOT
I don't care if I never win a competition, this is the biggest win of all!
My Dream's Have Come True But I'm Awake,
Only You Can Make That Possible.
I have Tears Of Joy 1st time ever.
Thank You So MUCH
Bless You
PS please provide sypnosis of 'the wandered'.
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Christina S
+2 # My Gosh!Christina S 2011-05-13 12:24
Sofia "The Villain" Now that has a very nice ring to it. Mostly because when I think of the name Sofia I see a cute little girl, nothing better than a cute villain.

So, when I picture Sofia The Villain, she has a voice that can be associated with teddy bears and hugs, what a delicate little thing you are. With bouncing blond curls, and a bright pink bow that sits delicately on your soft flowing locks. A very small body, so tiny and cute. I just want to pinch your cheeks. And how deceiving you are, just by the way you look you have deceived us all. No one would have ever expected you to be the most evil (insert villain of choice here...I am fond of vampires.)So, the most evil vampire of all time!

Of course, this is just me, letting my imagination take over. hehe :-)
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sophia / sofia
+1 # reply 2 christinasophia / sofia 2011-05-13 12:42
Hi Christina

Love ur imagination!
I don't look as u thought but I Love Ur
Train Of Thought.
Certainly the sweet and sour taste has it's appeal...
It's nice to see there are geuinine people out there who rejoice in other's happiness
take care
LOL
Sofia
PS: My siters name is Sonia if that helps!
And I would suggest that u consider writing as u have the making 4 it.
Imagining a description to a name is what we r thought in creative writing
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Christina S
0 # You make me smile.Christina S 2011-05-13 12:54
Wow, I seriously just smiled from ear to ear, bigger than the Cheshire Cat's smile, I assure you. My dream is to become an author! I write a ton, and writing books has become a passion of mine.

I will say it again, WOW. That was a very big compliment, the best I have ever received. Thanks for the smile, Sofia. You are a precious diamond, truly you really are. :-)
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sofia
+1 # RE: You make me smile.sofia 2011-05-14 10:12
Hi Christina

Thank u 4 ur beautiful words,
you lit my day up!
ur a lovely warm person I hope ur dreams come true and everyone else'd who wishes with a pure heart too.

Just wondering how old r u?
LOL
Sofia

PS: And I LOVE the idea of being the baddest villain of all [worse than katherine] time especially a vampire as thier my fave breed of supernatural beings.
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Christina S
0 # My ageChristina S 2011-05-14 11:00
It's a bit funny because when talking about my writing I enjoy keeping my age a secret, it's one of my twisted ideas that brings me great comfort. But, I will tell you because you seem to be a wonderful person. I am 19.

P.S. Oh, Katherine would tremble in your presence. Compared to you she is nothing but an annoying tic.

AND! As for your sister, Sonia (I've been pondering that name for a bit, and I've got a grasp on a character now) You may be the face of all the evil scheming, but she is the brains of the operation. She not only thinks of plans A, B, and C, oh no, she thinks of plans A-Z in an instant. Although you are sister's there is no comparisons to be made. Sonia's cold blue eyes make it obvious that she is calculating some plan at all times. She has dark brown hair that is always kept in a tight bun on the very top of her head. You two are closer than close, and together you make an unstoppable pair, you two have the makings to rule the world.
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sofia
0 # RE: My agesofia 2011-05-14 11:41
Hi Christina

I 25 and wish with all my heart I can dream up characters as easily as you do as I've had the mind frame 2 write for a while now and find it very hard 2 dream real character's but u have just helped me a little...
Please let me know how u manage this?
Any Suggestions
Take Care
LOL
Sofia
PS: My sis is on her honeymoon, I will tell her of ur comment.
She Will Love It!
It's nice 2 have had made a friend.
With the ease u write / think I wanted 2 know how old u were
TRY CREATIVE WRITING NOW a free online course, which I found helpful.
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Christina S
+1 # Good QuestionChristina S 2011-05-14 12:03
I'm not sure how I do it, quite honestly it's probably because I read so much. So, if I were to suggest anything to you it would be to read read read...and read some more! My second suggestion is for you to keep a journal or diary, and if you come up with a crazy idea or thought you must write it down. It may turn out to be a fantastic story! Keep in mind that I'm not a professional or anything, your questions would probably be better directed towards L.J. :-) But I'm happy to answer.

And congratulations to your sister! I'm getting married in July, and so I know how excited she must be!

And thanks for the tip on the writing course! I'm actually thinking about taking a creative writing course next semester in college.
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Lawren
0 # So awesomeLawren 2011-05-13 20:53
I am so glad that there will be another book out sooner rather then later. I have plenty of other books of your and other authors to keep me busy. I'm just happy to know you want to write another one. It sounds fun and I'm excited that it will be an adult type book. Which I am not so sure what the difference would be but anyway. I can not wait to read it because it is my favorite among all of your books. Also if you are taking a poll I will absolutely being voting for the fourth Forbidden Game Novel.Thanks so much for writing and doing what you do.
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Audrey
+1 # Re: Julian FansAudrey 2011-05-14 09:53
Hello,

I'd just like to add my 2 cents worth. After 3 books pursing her, sacrificing himself for her, and essentially building his world around her from the moment he saw her, if Julian ends up with someone other than Jenny, there will be a lot of disappointed fans out there. One need only look at all of the Julian/Jenny fan fics and book reviews/comment boards to see where fan loyalty lies. Not to mention it would just FEEL so wrong.

I would also like to add that having read FG trilogy as a teenager when they first came out waaaay back (lol, showing my age here), I'm glad the sequel will be published as 'adult' read. The Jenny/Julian relationship was so passionate, I felt a YA book never really did it justice. Also, since many of the original fans of the book are now in their mid 20s like myself, it would be nice to grab a copy of the book without feeling guilty about being in the teenager/YA labelled section of the bookstore with 13 year olds!
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Cameron
+1 # Julian FansCameron 2011-05-15 09:32
That sounds like such an amazing book and I cannot wait to read it! I think you definitely should take a poll after you finish Strange Fate to see which book you should write...as long as the poll says you should write the 4th Forbidden Game book :)
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Z
+1 # RE: Hi Julian fans--Z 2011-05-19 16:22
My heart is pounding after reading that!! I can't wait!
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Carole
+2 # RE: Guestbook 12Carole 2011-05-12 14:17
I absolutely LOVE your work!
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hannah
+2 # `blindsighthannah 2011-05-12 15:53
is blindsight a printed book? it's the sequel to dark visions.
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi HannahL. J. Smith 2011-05-12 17:30
No, it's not a printed book. So far it's only an idea, which I'm afraid puts it a bit behind those books like Brionwy's Lullaby, Eternity: A Vampire Love Story, The Forbidden Game sequel, and so on that are more developed. But someday I will write it. I just wish I could do a book every three months the way I used to (but those were less than 200 page books).
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Claire
+2 # CommercialClaire 2011-05-12 18:09
i live on the east coast so i have already seen the commercial and sent in an email. is that ok? :-?
i was also wondering if you have seen the series and maybe what you think of it. i love the show as much as i love the books..so twisty!! :lol:

Claire
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Victoria
0 # AwesomeVictoria 2011-05-12 18:21
Awesome shout out short but sweet props for L.J. Smith
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brittany
0 # Secret Circle and commercial contestbrittany 2011-05-12 18:28
Dear L.J.
I loved the new TVD book Midnight!! Besides the first one it has to be one of my top 3! :D I was wondering if you will be writing anymore Secret Circle books? Or if you would ever do some sort of cross over with characters from any of your books? (Which would be awesome!)
and Do you know when we'll find out for sure who won the commerical contest?
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brittany
+1 # psbrittany 2011-05-12 18:30
P.S. I love the fact that you actually take the time to reply to your fans!! It's very nice to know that some authors actually care what we think!!
You Rock LJ!! :D
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Camille
+2 # Damon/Elena/Bon nieCamille 2011-05-12 19:56
HI! So excited to find the guest book and see that you take the time to respond to fans!!! It's amazing!

I was just wondering if you could clarify a little on the Bonnie/Damon romance you eluded to when you discussed what you HAD hoped for the future of the VD books.

It was my impression at the end of Midnight that Damon loved Elena and only Elena, and she loved him as well. I am a huge "Delena" fan, and loved their storyline in the past two books.


Thank you for all you do, and have done for your fans.

Camille
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Darlene Griffith
+1 # A question for LJDarlene Griffith 2011-05-12 20:31
I am sure you have been asked this, but it is beginning to bother me somewhat so I am hoping you could help. How are you able to STOP thinking constantly about the characters of your book? I am finishing up the second book in a series I am writing and I am unable to get these characters out of my head! Any tips??? You are such an amazing author that your help would mean the world to me
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi DarleneL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 13:14
Good to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words, always sweet to an author's ears.

I wish someone would gove me a tip as to how to turn my brain off. I sometimes lie awake, unable to sleep, because a story is unraveling in my head. The only times I turn it off are when I am completely engaged in something else, like having an interesting conversation, writing to readers, doing problem solving, or when watching a really good movie. But after a good movie--BAM! My brain goes into high gear, analyzing it, running through favorite moments, replaying the music in my head. Sometimes a movie's trailer is enough to start a trilogy. The trailor for Labyrinth led to The Forbidden Game. Actually, I liked the trailer (which consisted of the single line "Everything I Do I Do For You" and an instrumental repeat of that line's music) better than the movie. But anyway, after the trailer I went home on fire and wrote the synopsis of The Forbidden Game trilogy, which Simon & Schuster won in a three- or four-way bidding auction. That was the start of my relationship with S&S, which published Dark Visions and the Night World series.

And I'm sorry I can't answeer your question. If you find an answer, tell me, please!
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Essie
0 # ContestsEssie 2011-05-12 20:54
Just wanted to Thank you L.J. for all the wonderful contest that you give us fans :) even though I haven't won anything I still have my fingers crossed lol, but Thank you thank you for interacting so much with us all :)
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Falah S.
+1 # hi ljFalah S. 2011-05-13 08:55
Im going to post this again in hopes that you reply to me :)Hi LJ :)
I love your books so much! they are what got me hooked on reading , I'm so invested in the characters , I have read all the VD books , secret vampire and currently Secret circle . You have an amazing and lovely style of writing Im so impressed sentence after sentence !
I have emailed you 2 times , and I'm embarresed writing this now . I can feel everything the characters are feeling by how you write it ! i can never let the books down! I bought Midnight twice ( on my ipad and the hard copy) just for possesion that's how devoted i am! I want to know how and where i can get a signed copy , or if i can send my book and have it signed ? and is there any way we could help get you back on VD? or is there a chance that you can go back to VD?
Thanks for all you work , much appreciated
You most devoted fan in Qatar (middle east)
Falah S Al-dosari
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L. J. Smith
+3 # Hi Falah--L. J. Smith 2011-05-13 11:31
Such a lovely name you have. Sorry if I missed your emails, but what a wonderful Guestbook entry you'ge written! Thank you so much for telling me why you like my books--no author ever tires of hearing any reason for liking their books, and yours is the creme de la creme. If you can feel what my characters feel and see what they see, then I have done my job (and I'm getting tears in my eyes).

You're in Qatar? I'm so delighted to hear from you, across so many miles. Isn't the Internet wonderful? You can make me smile and cry from so far away. I have never been to Qatar, and I would love to know what it is like to live there.

Thank you again for praising my style of writing. I am going to work hard at this in the future, to make sure that what you reaed is the best that I can give. I want to be worthy of your words.

I honestly don't know if there is a chance that I could go back to TVD. it's jmore of a hope, or a longing. I am just utching to tell you the stories I have in my head. But if there ever is a chance, I will leap to take it. In the meanwhile I'll try to entretain you with the best new stories that I've thought up.
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adrianna
+2 # Stefan and Julianadrianna 2011-05-13 11:45
Lisa hey! first of all congrats for all your books, i love them, specially Stefan and Julian. I am confuse if you can answer me i will be grateful
what are Jenny´s feelings for Julian? Does she loves him? what do you think about Stefan in the tv show?
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L. J. Smith
+5 # Re: Stefan and JulianL. J. Smith 2011-05-13 17:02
Well, you're going to have to wait for the Forbidden Game sequel to see what Jenny's true feelings for Julian are. But of course since she thinks he's safely deadm they're a lot warmer than while he was alive and tormenting her.
And then there is the question of Julian's feelings. Of course he'll pursue Jenny, but there is also the mysterious girl who brought him bavk to life.

As for Stefan, I love Paul Wesley's portrayal. He is so good when he is performing, so charismatic and graceful in movement that he makes me think very much of Stefan. I read an article in which Ian Somerhalder said they read at least parts of the books to get their relationship right and I think they do a spectacular job of being Stefan and Damon. Ian is the quintessential Damon, really.
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adrianna
+1 # Julian and Stefanadrianna 2011-05-13 17:31
OMG!!!! what are you doing to me? i cant wait now!! i wont sleep!!! i am so happy!!!! some kind of triangle for Julian!! i love himmmmmmmm so much! i dont care if he finds love with jenny or with the new girl, i want love for julian!!! i am so curious about jenny´s feelings and also Julian! i want to see him happy! he is not that bad, but he is a shadow man, he lives in shadow, and he loves to play games!! he is my bad boy and Stefan my good boy!!! i adore Paul W as Stefan!! i think he is doing a great job, everytime Paul smiles i saw Stefan from the books, your Stefan!! thank you so much!!!!!! specially for your time and all the love you give to us!!! with all my heart thanks from south america!!
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adrianna
+1 # RE: Julian and Stefanadrianna 2011-05-13 17:39
i imagined something in my head now, what if the new girl loves julian! it would be awesome, because julian loves jenny but he doesnt know anything about being loved! :) i am so sorry for my ideas, but i am just so happy!!!
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adrianna
0 # RE: RE: Julian and Stefanadrianna 2011-05-13 17:54
i love Ian somerhalder too and i know he is doing a great great job, but may i tell you a secret? nobody can be like book Damon! :)
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Jodie
+1 # RE: RE: RE: Julian and StefanJodie 2011-05-14 10:56
[quote i love Ian nobody can be like book Damon! :)

Well..................... I think he does a good damon, but i wached the tv show before i read the books so ian is my image of damon
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Claire
0 # RE: RE: RE: RE: Julian and StefanClaire 2011-05-15 06:28
Quoting Jodie:
[quote i love Ian nobody can be like book Damon! :)


Well........... .......... I think he does a good damon, but i wached the tv show before i read the books so ian is my image of damon
yeah that was what i did too and i think damon is a hard character to personnify, but he's doing an amazing job! I don't know how another actor would be able to do what ian does
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sophia / sofia
+3 # RE: Re: Stefan and Juliansophia / sofia 2011-05-14 05:13
Hi L.J
SPOILER ALERT 4 FORBIDDEN GAME
Dear Jane Maam, I wanted 2 know that as Julian allowed Jenny and friends to leave the Shadow World knowing full well his name will be carved off, giving the Ultimate Sacrifica 4 Love.
1A] Why is he back playing games?
1B]Is it his nature or Shadow Men influence?
1C]How does he reach this mind-frame?

2]How did the mysterious girl enter / know the Shadow World?
3]what game did she play?

I know it is correct 2 pair Jenny with Tom but true F.G fan's want her 2 be with Julian.
3]And as Jenny hate's trickery, will she give him a chance?

LOL SOFIA / SOPHIE
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sophia / sofia
0 # CONTINUED F.Gsophia / sofia 2011-05-14 05:15
CONTINUED...

LOL
Please start writing this after Strange Fate
And Im a originaL Night World Fan and have tryed everything 2 locate th orginal pin badges given with the books.

So can u do a Nightworld Contest with these new version pins?
thank you so much as i have not been excited about something in a long time
Again thank u 4 that!
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adrianna
+1 # RE: CONTINUED F.Gadrianna 2011-05-14 07:13
hiii Sophia!
do you think Jenny loves Julian? i think she does :D , but i dont mind if Julian falls for the new girl! i want to see Julian happy and with love! :D
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sophia / sofia
+2 # RE: RE: CONTINUED F.Gsophia / sofia 2011-05-14 09:25
;-) Hi Adrianna

A part of Jenny loves Julian just how Elena Loves Stefan and Damon.
However this is the wild part that only comes out for Julian, that she supresse's thinking Tom need's her more.
But I believe she should end up with Julian and I appreciate you think Julian deserves Love, I do too but unless L.J writes it so I cant bear him with anyone else.
Im Team JULIAN
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adrianna
+1 # RE: RE: RE: CONTINUED F.Gadrianna 2011-05-14 14:46
thansk Sophia for the answer! i hope Julian and Jenny end up together :) i am team julian too! i cant wait for the sequel
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Audrey
+3 # AKAudrey 2011-05-14 09:29
Hello,

After 3 books pursing her, and then sacrificing himself for her, if Julian ends up with someone other than Jenny, there will be a lot of disappointed fans out there.

Having read FG trilogy as a teenager when they first came out waaaay back (lol, showing my age as well), I would also like to add that it would be lovely to have an 'adult' sequel to read. The Jenny/Julian relationship was so passionate, I felt a YA book never really did it justice. Also considering most of your original fans of the book are now in their mid 20s like myself, it would be nice to grab a copy of the book without feeling guilty about being in the teenager/YA labelled section of the bookstore with 13 year olds!

Thanks again for continuing the series. And please let the Julian/Jenny relationship end the way most us fans wanted it to end...
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sofia
+2 # re Audrey TEAM JULIANsofia 2011-05-14 10:01
Hi

I was too ashamed 2 admit it b4 but I'm also happy that the last F.G book is an adult version as I want the heated relationship between Julian and Jenny to take the next step...
I'm also in my twenty's and can't wait!
TEAM JULIAN
I can't bear it if she doesn't end up with him
LOL
Sofia
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sophia / sofia
+1 # RE: Guestbook 12sophia / sofia 2011-05-13 11:55
Hi L.J
Thank u so much 4 replying, however I wanted 2 let u know something of a sensitive nature.
I had a unsafe home enviroment growing up and your books were my coping mecahanism.
I believe Im possibily alive now due to them.
Your characters were like the air I breath 2 me and they filled me with burst's of hope, striding on in the immenant dark.
Luckily I appreciate all of life's good and bad now but I would never have had the chance if your books hadn't shown me that life's beautiful, worth living...
So in conclusion thanx 4 making part of my childhood beautiful, an escape from life's brutality's and providing The Greatest Thing Of All HOPE.
LOL
Sofia / Sophia UK
CON...
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sophia / sofia
+3 # continued...sophia / sofia 2011-05-13 12:11
So Im writing the most intimate and shameful experience of my life,
so you realize the significance of your words / work / mind / soul and above all that others know,
That The Long Dark Night,
Is Always Swallowed Whole,
By The Immenant Sunrise.
Take Care Of yourself L.j. Fans
And Hope L.J. Your Health Is Well
LOL
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L. J. Smith
+5 # Hi Sofia--L. J. Smith 2011-05-13 17:16
Frankly, I am stunned. Thank you for the honor of telling me this, but if you had an unsafe--a perious childhood environment--I want to talk to you about it. I'm no psychologist, but I did major in child psychology and I was a battered child, and am now an adult survivor of physical abuse. As I child I used my stories to give myseof a safe and comforting place to go. But I am concerned for you. If you write an email to me with Sofia as the subject, I would appreciate it. You may be older now, but the consequences of your chiodhood need to be addressed at some point or they will chase you like demons throughout your life. This is the first time I've publicly adnitted that I am an adult survivor, myself. Please email me.
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sophia / sofia
0 # 2 L.J NIGHTWORLDsophia / sofia 2011-05-14 05:19
Hi L.J

Im a originaL Night World Fan and have tryed everything 2 locate the orginal pin badges given with the books, with no luck.

So can u do a Nightworld Contest with these new version pins?
And I have wrote this via ASK L.J
So u know now 4 sure!
take care
LOL
PS: which is ur favourite egg from the contest
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Crystal
0 # DamonCrystal 2011-05-13 13:05
Who else almost died whenn damon almost dies in the book and show
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L. J. Smith
+2 # Hi CrystalL. J. Smith 2011-05-13 17:52
Sorry?
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vicki
0 # RE: Damonvicki 2011-05-13 18:13
damon didnt die in the show...he was saved by the potion that katherine gave him
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Vicki
+1 # RE: Guestbook 12Vicki 2011-05-13 14:06
will the grand winner of the midnight jewel box contest win an autographed book also?
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Winner of Midnight Jewel BosL. J. Smith 2011-05-13 16:54
OH, yes, I suppose the Grand Prize Winner will. Not the other nine winners, though, because it's going to cost a fortune to send these eggs already, I bought two wedding carriages and one came with the little figures in pieces. I'm still waiting to see if they can send anther one. So if it breaks after I crate it up increidibly sturdily, that's going to be considered an Act of God, I think.
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Eric
0 # RE: Winner of Midnight Jewel BosEric 2011-05-13 17:12
When will post the winner of the Midnight Commercial?
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sophia / sofia
0 # sofia replysophia / sofia 2011-05-14 03:21
Hi

I will do and my situation was the same [unsafe], but u are right, the demon's stay somewhere inside you...
Thank you 4 your honesty, it appreciate how hard it is.
And I will email u regarding this.
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Adelaide
+1 # Love your books!Adelaide 2011-05-13 14:12
I love your books LJ! Can't wait for strange fait! Really wish you could still write VD, my favorite books ever!:( You're characters are so believable and plots are so exciting, never a dull moment! IS it possible for you to post rest of VD books online or would this be copy write? Cause if you could that would be amazing!!!! Love all of your books please don't ever stop writing, your an amazing author! Adelaide
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L. J. Smith
+2 # Hi AdelaideL. J. Smith 2011-05-13 17:48
Thank you so much. But I fear if I posted my own version of Phantom and books thereafter I would not be able to finish Strange Fate and write the sequel to Forbidden Game, Eternity, Brionwy's Lullaby, the sequel to Secret Circle, and so on. I can only come back if readers get tired of the ghostwritten books. And perhaos not even then.
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Adelaide
+1 # Stefan DiariesAdelaide 2011-05-13 14:21
I don't think the Stefan diaries are written by LJ, i thought it was someone just using her name and that they were based of of the t.v show, is this correct?
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Re: Stefan's DiariesL. J. Smith 2011-05-13 17:44
Hi Adelaide--

You are correct. I have nothing at all to do with "Stefan's Diaries." They have three names on the cover, but, as with the new Vampire Diaries, none of those people have anything to do with the book. The new Vampire Diaries books will say "Created by L. J. Smith" but I will not even get to edit them in any way. I was sent an excerpt from "Phantom" and I could easily tell which parts were mine and which were not. However, I am afraid that readers will not be able to tell so easily, especially if, like many foreign fans, they think that because my name is on it, I wrote it. I should say that most people will buy Phantom and probably the next book. But perhaps after that readers may tire of the ghostwriter. A slender line of hope to cling to.
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aura
0 # writing a bookaura 2011-05-13 14:43
hi, i just wanted to ask if you know any publishers that would publish a book that an author has not written im writing a book and i think its good enough to be plubished pleas help me thanks
ps. you rock you inspired me to become an author oh and how did you become an author. thanks :-)
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L. J. Smith
+1 # First-time WriterL. J. Smith 2011-05-14 12:46
First, sorry for misspelling your name. Something is wonky with the Guestbook and I can't correct it. Now for your question. Usually, a first-time writer has to have the entire book written. I did, and everyone I know had at least their best efrfort at a first draft written. So it's very important to write your book, and then to get an agent, if you can. An agent is suposed to look out for you, and to explain things you might not understand in your contracts. (Unfortunately, somje agents are not very good--like my first agent, who never told me what "work for hire" meant.) ♥
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Ashlee
+1 # Night worldAshlee 2011-05-13 16:41
Hi L.J smith i love your books so much especially the night world series i love how much detail and life you put into characters :) i've read all 3 books now i cant wait to read and see how it all end, thank you so much for writing all these amazing books :)
Ashlee
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi AshleeL. J. Smith 2011-05-13 17:32
Hey, another Night Person! Thank you very much for your kind words about the books. It's so funny--each "story" in the big omnibi came out as a separate book, which I turned out regularly for years. Now I'm writing 600-1,000 page sagas. Thank you and bless you for enjoying this world that is most developed of all my stories. I hope Strange Fate will not disappoint.
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Amelie
0 # Can't get enough!Amelie 2011-05-13 17:09
Hi L.J.! You are a divine writer! Its seems to me that your words just fly off the page into reality. I must say im a little sad and angered at computers right now. In hopes of winning your contest last night i left my computer on and ready to send the email. As i got to it after i saw the commercial i found that it crashed! Such misfortunes! I really cant get enough of your books! Hope you are well,
Amelie
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Ayesha
-1 # strange fateAyesha 2011-05-13 17:16
HI L.J,

I KNOW YOU MAY GET MAD ABOUT THIS, BUT I WAS WONDERING DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC TIME ABOUT WHEN YOU'LL BE DONE WITH STRANGE FATE? I AM LIKE THE BIGGEST NIGHT WORLD FAN! MY FAV CHARACTER IS JEZ, AND ALWAYS WILL AS LONG AS I LIVE! SO I HOPE YOU REPLY. THANKS. LOVE YA!

AYESHA :D
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Shelby R  Fr:Canada
+1 # Suggestion For a Vampire Diaries characterShelby R Fr:Canada 2011-05-13 18:21
Dear L.J
I love The Vampire Diaries Book and show and sometimes I like to think that i am part of the show but I made up my own person. And her name is Scarlet Salvatore aka Scar now i would like to tell you about her.She is also a vampire but get this she is Stephans twin sister in your book Stephan says''I don't know when Damon started hating me''Maybe it was because my mother never realy recovered from my birth. And maybe because he and her where to much for her.This is how she became a vampire.Scarlet Salvatore stood in the old deep woods this is the only place she could run to. Kathrina Patrova the vampire who had confessed her dreaded planes of changing Scarlet into a vampire but it would be impossibale because she was a witch but Kathrina wasn't going to give up then she hears a sound and she spins around and sees Kathrina and screams Kathrina says You and me are gonna have lots of fun then snapes Scars neck.I will tell you the rest if you will consider it.Love:Shelby r
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Jodie
0 # RE: Suggestion For a Vampire Diaries characterJodie 2011-05-14 10:53
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And her name is Scarlet Salvatore aka Scar

Woaw! cool character
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Jodie
0 # RE: RE: Suggestion For a Vampire Diaries characterJodie 2011-05-14 10:54
Quoting Jodie:
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And her name is Scarlet Salvatore aka Scar


that quote toatly failed
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Maygan Adelle Ho
0 # HELLO AWESOME AUTHOR!Maygan Adelle Ho 2011-05-14 01:09
Hi L.J! :) i'm so thankful for all the novels you have written, they're the best stories i ever read! i'm very much in love with The Secret Circle
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Falah S.
0 # Re: HI LJFalah S. 2011-05-14 05:11
OMG thank you for replying that made my week , i showed my mum and she was happy that you're intouch with your fans.
To answer your question , Qatar is a very lovely place lot's of places to see and go for such a small country ! If you can stand the heat and sun in the summer ? it's perfect!
I have another question for you , Will there be a contest for a signed book? that international fans are able to join?
thank you again and im so pleased that you like my name! it's be great if i saw it in on of your books! no matter who the character is or how small his role is haha
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Jodie
0 # Faye and NickJodie 2011-05-14 05:44
Hi Lj smith!
In the secret circle books, it says that nick would have to be tough to have an arangementwith Faye . What did u mean by an arangement?

Love ya,
Jodiexxxx

PS ur the best!
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Jodie
0 # RE: Faye and NickJodie 2011-05-14 05:45
Quoting Jodie:

it says that nick would have to be tough to have an arangementwith Faye


I forgot to put smiley faces!!!!!!!!!! !
:D :lol: :-) ;-) 8) :o :P :roll:
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Alexandra
0 # Katherine from Vampire DiariesAlexandra 2011-05-14 06:25
I was wondering why Katherine was in the book so little time? Does she ever come back? (I am only on chapter 16 of Shadow Souls) Please comment back! I would love to know!
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sophia / sofia
+1 # NIGHTWORLD / BOOK TOURsophia / sofia 2011-05-14 06:26
Hi L.J Maam

Just wondering would u and your publishers consider doing a book tour 4 when your next book is ready?

Since I have been waiting since the 90s Iknow u have alot of fans!

Also I have asked below but incase u missed it, Im an original Nightworld fan and have tryed everything 2 track the original [Nightworld] pin badges released with books.

Can u have A Nightworld Contest with new versions of these.
I would just die... [IN A GOOD WAY]

LOL
Sofia/Sophia
PS: I am sadedned the way the VD publishers, book people have acted.
GET A LAWYER, WERE THERE IS A WILL, HERE IS A WAY!
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daniel
0 # ash and mar lynettedaniel 2011-05-14 07:17
are you planning to write the continuation of the story of Mary Lynnete and ash that you posted here on your web?
thanks
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Aimee Jane
+1 # The vampire diariesAimee Jane 2011-05-14 09:10
Dear L.J.
I love your books. They are so fantastic. You have made me reed allot more. I can't thank you enough for being such a good writer. I was just wondering. Where do you get your ideas from? Whats the best way to write a book? Any ideas for future books? Who's your favorite characters? Do you have anything in common with any of them? If I send you some of my story I'm writing, will you tell me what you think? And would that be OK?

P.S. We both have the same middle name :lol:
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Roxana
0 # The vampire diaries... Fan?Roxana 2011-05-14 10:26
Hey, I'm Roxana and I'm from Romania. I want to say that in The Return it's not more your style... And it's too bad! Now, I read Shadow Souls...And I'm really disapointed. But I continue to read for the story.. In the future I will buy The Secret Circle and Stefan's diaries and I hope that all will come back to normal. I'm really sorry for this comment, but I have to say that. Sorry for my english. And by the way, I will always respect you for the books that you write in '90 and for your work. I'm sorry that you have been fired. Sometimes, love your books. And the serial The Vampire Diaries is awesome! Just don't listen to me and continue writing!
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vicki
0 # RE: Guestbook 12vicki 2011-05-14 11:19
is it okay if i accidentally sent 2 emails to the midnight box contest because i forgot that i already sent one? i thought i didn't send an email for the midnight box contest so i emailed another one.
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Lala
0 # No Way !Lala 2011-05-14 15:04
Hi, there .. well, I think u r doing a great job and i can't believe the next book is not going to be from you.
Everything will be so different to me and I can't relate to those people who want to make the books more like the tv show.
I personally like both, but I really love your books as they are. There shouldn't be some ghost writer mashing everything up together. I loved the idea of both being so different, so it wouldn't be too clear what would happen next and elena and damon having a chance together.
Ah, how can people be do such things..
but, anyway, keep going ! ur doing an awesome job ♥
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Anna
-2 # Damon and ElenaAnna 2011-05-14 15:08
Hi LJ Smith. I have one questions. You said Damon loved Bonnie but in the books you said Damon loved once. I'm a bit confused because a lot of people say Damon's love for Elena is a joke and that he truly loves Bonnie. Is it that Damon loves all the girls in the books? Or he loves Elena and Bonnie like is he confuses or something? And what about Stefan? Does Stefan love anyone else. The reason I ask this is because it sort of cheapens Damon's character is he doesn't seem to know who he really loves. I think the reason a lot of people liked Damon and Elena is because they thought Damon's love for Elena was epic but now it doesn't sound that way. Can you answer this for me?
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Camille
+1 # RE: Damon and ElenaCamille 2011-05-15 11:36
I've had that same question. I felt that it was always and only Elena that Damon loved, but that he cared greatly for Bonnie. Now it seems like there were romantic intentions for Damon/Bonnie. I don't like that AT ALL. Damon and Elena are a wonderful love story and I am so confused too!
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Lisa
0 # The love your books have given...Lisa 2011-05-14 15:29
Hi there L.J! We have the same first name! :lol:
I just want to say how much your books have helped me out of dark times and you truly are a author I heavily look up towards. whenever I was down through difficult times, Your words would dry up my tears right away. I am dilligently pursuing my love in writing and your have always been my role model. thank you for putting your heart into your writing.

And now, to sound like the avergae fan... :P
I was wondering about the "To be continued.." part of Ash and Mary-Lynette's story. Would the continuation be part of Strange Fate? I also greatly look forward to the sequel of The Forbidden Game!

Thank you for everything. I hope you are well and happy. I would love it if you replied to this message.
~Lisa
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Ellie Kensington
+4 # BamonEllie Kensington 2011-05-14 16:13
I just wanted to say how much i love bamon and they are my favorite couple. You have written them so well and im so sad you wont be writing them anymore in the books, however i hope you write some fan fictions about them. Can you please tell me why you had him say that Elena was the only one he truly ever loved right after he died for Bonnie.Because if dying for someone isnt true love i dont know what is.And do you think they will be in the books still in the future.
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chibivamp
+1 # short storychibivamp 2011-05-14 16:36
hello l j i heard tat u ll be puttin up a short story abt delena on ur site ? Can u tel me wen it can be expected and also if u were to continue writing phantom would u have introduced the concept of reincarnation between damon and elena i.e they knew each other from a past life?
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Sherylene
0 # Hi!Sherylene 2011-05-14 18:23
Hi Lj!
I would just like to say thank you. Your NIGHT WORLD series are probably the first books i have ever read (i was still in grade school). It is what got me started reading and this hobby brought a lot of blessings in my life. So, thank you very much!
This said, the NIGHT WORLD series is my favorite among all your books and I look forward reading the tenth book. Oh, and I'm sorry about Vampire Diaries. What happened is pretty sad.
Stay safe and good health to you!
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Andrew
0 # Everything!Andrew 2011-05-14 18:49
Hi L.J. Smith! I have a lot of things I'd love to tell you!

First, I wonder, do you ever get comments from boys? I haven't seen many. Personally I think your books can be enjoyed by anyone even though they are geared towards girls. I find your books incredible! I also hope that you don't think I'm sexist or anything. I don't mean any disrespect when I say "geared towards girls"

Second, I am furious that your were fired from continuing The Vampire Diaries! While I AM a Stelena fan, you should still have been able to continue YOUR books! The publishers thinking doesn't even make sense! YOUR books will sell more than some random ghostwriter! YOU have written TWO best-selling series(Night World and The Vampire Diaries)and many other great books for cryin' out loud! They will sell more if you continue and they would obviously be better! I hope you are re-hired!

Third, I am kind of worried about your health. Are you getting better? I hope so!
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Andrew
0 # Everything(cont inued)Andrew 2011-05-14 18:51
Fourth, I would like to tell you that I love your books! I remember that I went to the bookstore to get another book and I saw The Vampire Diaries The Awakening and The Struggle and I had been looking for it so I bought it and I loved it! I couldn't put it down! I then got all of your other books and I have read them all. I love how you combine amazing fantasy with beautiful love and strong characters.
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Andrew
0 # Everything(part 3)Andrew 2011-05-14 18:52
Fifth,(Sorry this is so long)I was a little confused about something. Why did you start writing sequels to books you wrote so long ago? I mean, I understand Strange Fate because that's not done yet, but why The Vampire Diaries Return Trilogy? I am not saying anything against the sequels, they are magnificent, but what made you think "Hmm, it's been 18 years, I should write more Vampire Diaries books"? I mean, what made you want to continue the series rather than leaving the original ending you wrote so long ago? Once again, I have nothing against the new books(I am so eager for Cassie and Nick: Deep Waters), I am just curious.

Sixth, I am also worried about The Secret Circle. Isn't it true that they are also "for hire" books? Aren't they also published by Harper? I mean, can you get fired from them too? I hope not. The Secret Circle is my favorite of your books and Cassie is my favorite of your characters.
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Andrew
0 # Everything(the final chapter)Andrew 2011-05-14 18:52
Seventh, I was just curious as to what your plans are for writing in the future. I mean the order of the books you're planning. I know you have to finish Strange Fate but after that, what's coming? I mean there's Deep Waters, The Forbidden Games Sequel, Blindsight, Mirror of Heaven, Eternity, and Princess Aprit's story that's mentioned in your gallery. I know you probably are very busy working on all these new books but do you have a general road map for the future? I hope so!

And eight, thank you for taking the time to read these VERY long posts! I hope you can answer all these questions! I hope to hear from you soon. With love, Andrew. :-)
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Andrew
0 # Everything(exte nded edition)Andrew 2011-05-15 04:36
Hi! Me again! I'm sorry but I forgot a book in the Seventh question part. I forgot to include Brionwy's Lullaby in there! Silly me!
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Currently Sorrel
0 # hi!Currently Sorrel 2011-05-14 20:25
I'm a fan of your Night World Series and I am just wondering about the long awaited 'last' book, Strange Fate. I know I haven't waited nearly as long as some people for it, for me its been nearly three years sense I discovered Night World, but I still can't wait for it! I've heard all sorts of reasons why it's not finished, and since I'm currently trying to edit a book I intend to publish I understand the time involved in things, so I know I just have to have patience. My question though- since I don't quite get the "cameo appearances" you mentioned in the thingamajig- Is this going to be about Sarah Strange and have the other characters we know and love in the background or are the previous characters going to have there chance in the light as well? I really hope there will be more on Rashel, Keller (I find it funny you made my to fav MCs sisters), Theirry, Ash, Poppy and all of those guys. What ever you chose to do I wish you well and hope it'll be out soon :-)
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sara
0 # RE: Guestbook 12sara 2011-05-15 06:07
first i would love to start with i love your books so very dearly!!
your characters are brilliant and wonderful, i truly love your strong female leads and adore their lovers.. i watch TVD on t.v i enjoy it so much, but it is so different from the book!! honestly i was kind of disappointed when i saw that elena wasn't blond, and that there was no meredith.. i wanted to ask you how it made you feel thats your amazing book turned into a whole other story series? i adore you, your writings, and all that you doo.

xoxo
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Claire
0 # A questionClaire 2011-05-15 06:40
Hi LJ
i sent you an email a while ago, and i know you're busy so i'm not expecting a reply anytime soon, but i had a question. do you ever find it hard to think of a story and where you want it to go in later books? because i always wanted to maybe be a writer or something but i don't think that i could come up with a big plan or something for all of the characters. i've always heard write about what you know, and i thought it would be fun if i could write a book about three sisters growing up as triplets (i'm a triplet). i just never thought i would keep it all straight in my head. if you replied, that would be cool, but i know you're busy. take care!
Claire :-)
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Tiffany Amber
0 # E-BooksTiffany Amber 2011-05-15 09:36
I am thinking about getting an e-reader but I already own your books in paper form is there a way to get a pdf version without buying the books over again
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Cameron
0 # Other BooksCameron 2011-05-15 09:43
Well I have been reading the Guestbooks since G7 and it makes me so happy that now when you post about writing books, you say you have to finish Strange Fate first. Back in the original G7 Guestbook you always used to say after you finish the TVD. I have to say that even though I love all your books TVD has never been my favorite and I love the Night World series so much. I have been waiting what seems like forever for Strange Fate and I can't wait for it to come out. I also saw the gist for Eternity, The 4th Forbidden Game book and Brionwyn's Lullaby. They all seem like great books. Your an amazing writer and I cry while reading all your books and I laugh while reading all your books. Thank you so much for sharing your stories with the world!
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Cameron
0 # Other Books (continued)Cameron 2011-05-15 09:45
Also, I think that the order you write them in should be:
Strange Fate
Eternity
The Forbidden Game (The 4th one)
Brionwyn's Lullaby!
And of course after that all the other amazing stories your planning to write!
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selin
0 # vampire diariesselin 2011-05-15 12:22
hello L.J.
i am from turkey and i want to read your last book MİDNİGHT but there is no turkish traslation for now.could you tell me will it publish and when?
thank you :-?
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sofia
0 # RE: vampire diariessofia 2011-05-16 13:34
Hi

Try Amazon

LOL
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Alexandra
0 # Katherine from The Vampire DiariesAlexandra 2011-05-15 12:31
Why is Katherine in the book for such a short time? Does she come back at all or is she mentioned at all again in the books? (I'm only on chapter 21 in Shadow Souls)
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Adelaide
0 # Thanks for replying!Adelaide 2011-05-15 14:14
Thanks so much for replying to me! Your my favorite author! I can't wait for those other books! :D
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Kira
0 # QuestionsKira 2011-05-15 15:10
Dear L.J.Smith,

I would like to take this time to mention that you are my favorite author and that I have read and own all of your books.

I've been reading your books(in english)for the past 3 years and have now finished them all.The first book of yours I have ever read was the night wolrd books(by far the best)I fell in love with them and have been eargerly awayting the finally for the past 2 years.Who is the publisher of thoes? i would like to ask about the release date.(Huntress is my favorite.)

Comment to be continued...it was to long.

Sincirly,

Kira.
-xox-
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Kira
+1 # Questions ContinuedKira 2011-05-15 15:16
Dear L.J.Smith,

(This is a continued comment, last one was to long.)

Also,I live in Canada and go to French high school,(I'm bilingual)here your books have just been released in French(and there are still many to go)
The Vampire Diaries here are a big hit. I follow your blog and told my friends you were fierd.Could you please explain that? I think a lot of people are wondering the same thing and would apresheate an awnser, we are so confuesd over here!

Sorry about all the spelling mistakes!

I would be thrilled if you could reply.
Thanks for everything.

Sincirly,

Kira,
-xox-
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Briar
+1 # RE: Guestbook 12Briar 2011-05-15 16:13
I was wondering what you think will happen with bamon in the future. I know you dont really know but do you think we will ever get damon to say i love you to Bonnie.
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Candra
0 # Where can i read the seriesCandra 2011-05-15 19:19
Where can i read the series Vampire Diaries?I have you series night world and a couple other books, but I want to read the vampire diaries.My parents don't have the money to buy it.Do you know where I can read it for free?
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Farah
0 # Hi Candra;Farah 2011-05-16 04:45
Hi sweetie, If u can't buy the books, u can always rent them at any local library. Think that is not fair for the authors when you download the books as freebies.
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